Embry-Riddle Reports Latest Covid-19 Test Results
On both of Embry-Riddle’s residential campuses in Daytona Beach, Florida, and Prescott, Arizona, as well as the university’s Worldwide headquarters location, diagnostic Covid-19 surveillance testing is continuing.
Embry-Riddle remains committed to providing the most timely, accurate information possible regarding Covid-19, to help everyone make informed decisions and enhance health precautions, as needed.
Results from the most recent tests were as follows:
Daytona Beach Campus:
- 609 individuals tested by Embry-Riddle since June 22
- 16 cases confirmed positive by Embry-Riddle
- 7 other cases confirmed positive through external testing
- 1 previously confirmed case
Total Cases Confirmed to Date: 24
Total Cases Recovered/Cleared to Resume Activities: -12
Total Cases Active/Under Isolation: 12
- 139 individuals tested by Embry-Riddle since June 22
- 1 case confirmed positive by Embry-Riddle
- 2 other cases confirmed positive through external testing
- 5 previously confirmed cases
Total Cases Confirmed to Date: 8
Total Cases Recovered/Cleared to Resume Activities: -5
Total Cases Active/Under Isolation: 3
- 1 case confirmed positive through external testing
- 3 previously confirmed cases
Total Cases Confirmed to Date: 4
Total Cases Recovered/Cleared to Resume Activities: 3
Total Cases Active/Under Isolation: 1
Only confirmed (not suspected) cases are reported. All confirmed cases are fully disclosed to the university community as well as all appropriate health authorities.
Notes on the Most Recent Outcomes
We have not yet received the results from 13 tests conducted this week by Embry-Riddle on the Prescott Campus. Those results will be included in next week’s public announcement about testing.
We are continuing to fine-tune our testing strategies for the fall 2020 semester. In particular, Embry-Riddle is currently working with its lab partners to achieve faster turnaround times. Also this week, Embry-Riddle purchased an initial supply of the latest anti-viral disinfectant (Oxivir Tb), which just became available to us. The new substance disinfects within 60 seconds and will be used to supplement Embry-Riddle’s existing supply of Virex.
Preliminary test results are encouraging and seem to suggest that our many health precautions are working. There is no evidence at present of any confirmed transmission of Covid-19 within the university itself. Transmission has occurred off campus, and those affected must remain off campus after testing positive or exhibiting symptoms.
The university is leveraging its foundational safety culture while mandating face coverings, daily wellness checks, physical distancing and increased disinfection procedures. Diagnostic tests, approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, are being completed in collaboration with healthcare providers. The surveillance testing, planned as part of Embry-Riddle’s Path Forward strategy, will be ongoing throughout the summer and fall 2020 semester, for selected faculty, staff and students. Those selected for a required test will receive direct notification via email.
- If you are sick, have been on a cruise, or if you have been in close contact with someone with Covid-19, do not come onto Embry-Riddle’s campuses.
- In case of difficulty breathing or chest pain, call 911.
- Please promptly report any concerning symptoms (i.e., fever, cough or congestion) to the health services or campus safety unit on your campus:
Daytona Beach Health Services 386-226-7917
Daytona Beach Campus Safety 386-226-SAFE (7233)
Prescott Wellness Center 928-777-6653
Prescott Campus Safety 928-777-3333
All students are urged to use Embry-Riddle’s new EagleGuardian smartphone app. In an emergency, this app allows students to contact Campus Safety with the touch of a button. The app also has a locator feature that will help first responders reach students quickly.